SBE approved changes for 2018-19
Section C - School Based Administrators and
Section D - Teachers and Student Services
(pdf, 176kb)  POSTED 8/9/18


NC Public School Personnel State Salary Manual 2017-18
Contains complete legislative salary information and State Board of Education salary policies.
(pdf, 562kb)   LAST UPDATED: MAY 24, 2018


Highly Qualified Teaching Graduates

  • HQ Teaching Graduates FAQ
    (pdf, 75kb)   LAST UPDATED: JANUARY 3, 2018
  • Eligible Courses and License Areas
    (pdf, 186kb)   LAST UPDATED: JULY 18, 2017
  • Low Performing Schools
    • 2016-17 Low Performing Schools
      (xlsx, 43kb)   LAST UPDATED: AUGUST 6, 2018
    • 2015-16 Low Performing Schools
      (xlsx, 42kb)   LAST UPDATED: AUGUST 6, 2018




Certified Educator Salary Schedules include teachers, certified instructional support and school based administrators.

All certified educators working in Local Education Agencies (LEA) are required to be paid from the legislated salary schedule. This schedule is approved annually by the general assembly and sets a minimum pay based on the educators years of experience and education level.

As a supplement to these monthly amounts, a LEA may approve additional funds to the educator to account for variances such as geographic location, market conditions or school demographics.

Salary schedules and daily rates for state legislated certified salaries, and salary ranges for non-certified personnel:

  • 2018-2019 Salary Schedules
    (pdf, 243kb)   LAST UPDATED: JULY 13, 2018
  • 2017-2018 Salary Schedules
    (pdf, 199kb)   LAST UPDATED: OCTOBER 10, 2017
  • 2016-2017 Salary Schedules
    (pdf, 498kb)


School Building Administrator Salary 2018
(pdf, 867kb)   LAST UPDATED: OCTOBER 2, 2017

2017-18 Principals Schedules FAQ
(pdf, 80kb)   LAST UPDATED: AUGUST 25, 2017

Salary FAQ 2016-17
(pdf, 39kb)   LAST UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

Determining the Hold Harmless for Teachers - Examples 2016-17
(pdf, 84kb)   LAST UPDATED: JULY 25, 2016



A listing of budget codes and their required licensure areas for salary calculation purposes. This is used by administrative staff in the LEAs for coding personnel in the school systems. The Attach A is listed with the Uniform Chart of Accounts documents.



Salary Audit Exception Messages Crosswalk
The exception messages displayed in the LEA License and Salary Info Center, Exception List – Results screen, have evolved over the years. To assist with associating "familiar" messages of the past with the more current messages displayed; a crosswalk has been developed.
(xlsx, 18kb)



The Key to North Carolina Licensure Areas and Program Codes is provided as a reference to assist with interpreting information displayed throughout the online LEA License and Salary Info Center. Salary Analysts use this reference as a tool in determining the certified salaries of Public School employees when resolving salary audit exceptions.
(pdf, 157kb)  UPDATED 3/28/19



LEA License and Salary Info Center
User ID and password are required. Access to this site is given to Local Education Agencies (LEA), Charter Schools and Institutes of Higher Education only. Contact Systems Accounting at to request access.

Legislation & Policy

Benefits and Employment Policy Manual

Professional Educator's Licensure

Work 4 NC Schools

Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program Information
The Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program is a federal program created to encourage educators to enter and continue in the teaching profession in certain elementary and secondary schools that serve low-income families.